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The In Crowd (1988)

A young man of the rock and roll generation is in his senior year of high school. When one day he successfully gets on a popular teen dance television show he becomes a star. The plot ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Del (as Donovan Leitch)
Perry Parker
Wendy Gazelle ...
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A young man of the rock and roll generation is in his senior year of high school. When one day he successfully gets on a popular teen dance television show he becomes a star. The plot follows him as he lives his new life in his new world. What he finds are adoring fans, jealous rivals, bitter friends left behind, and the girl of his dreams...his dance partner. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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They had all the moves!


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Release Date:

February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dance Party  »

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$124,880 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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There was a lawsuit involving this movie. The Perry Parker character was based on a Phildelphia Disc Jockey named Jerry Blavat, who sued to keep the movie from being released. The producers of the movie settled with Blavat out of court. See more »


The 64 Impala that Del drives loses a taillight bulb during the course of filming. See more »


Vicky: Del, it's raining cats and dogs. Don't step in the poodles.
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Referenced in Drive Me Crazy (1999) See more »


Cast Your Fate to the Wind
Written by Carel Werber & Vince Guaraldi
By permission of Chappell and Co., Inc.
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I absolutely love this movie!
21 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I guess when you are a kid of around six or seven, you start to notice the teenagers around you and what they're doing. And for the rest of your life you associate "cool" with the clothes, cars, music, and hair styles of the teenagers you see when you are a little kid. This movie really speaks to me, because I still get goose pimples when I see the fashions, cars, girls, hair, and everything else of the years 1965-67. And the wonderful music! Was there ever a better sound than the Philly sound of those years? I love all those doo-wop tunes--the O'Jays, Gene Chandler, "The Duke of Earl", Curtis Mayfield, Vee-Jay records, "The Real Thing", and on and on...

This film is excellent in so many ways, I can't list them all. First of all, the writer and director, Mark Rosenthal, got the look right. Philly in 1965 was a nice suburban city, with a core of hoods and blacks who brought spirit and life to the City of Brotherly Love. The acting is terrific from the young cast, and the extras put their heart and soul into the dancing and clothing of those years. Joe Pantoliano "becomes" Jerry Blavat and gives a wonderful and energetic performance. And I loved the ending, because the 60's only became the 60's when the kids discovered Dylan, San Francisco, and drugs. It was a step in the wrong direction, but this film serves as a time capsule. Maybe some future generation will rediscover that dancing, love and soul music make youth the best time of life.

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